Recently a friend of mine told me that she had decided to respond with “rescued mutt” whenever she was asked what breed her dogs are. They both really are the epitome of mutts (just like mine) and I love that she has vowed to do this. I often respond the same way when asked but I have been making a conscious effort to also respond with just “rescued mutt” and nothing more.
After yesterday’s post about BSL it got me to thinking: What if instead of even saying “mutt” we responded with something like “50% love and 50% goofiness”? After all, if you were going to be judged, wouldn’t you want it to be on your character rather than appearance? I don’t go around describing myself as “German/Dutch/unknown origins”, I describe myself as “an animal lover, gym rat, outdoorsy, book worm”. I don’t call Rich “half Puerto Rican, half motley mix”, instead I call him a “smartass, comic book loving nerd”. So why do we do this to our dogs, who we know are so much more than their genetic makeup?
Buddy: 30% Hard-Headed, 40% Goofball, 20% Loyal, 5% Cuddly, 5% Grouchy, and 100% my best friend.
Tag: 30% Grouchy, 55% Loving, 10% Jealous, 5% Goofball, and 100% the easiest dog I have ever owned.
Maggie: 10% Stubborn, 30% Cautious, 30% Silly, 5% Bossy, 25% Loving, and 100% my proudest accomplishment.
So I’m curious, how would YOU describe your dog if you could only use adjectives like this? And no, you don’t need to be detailed as I was…though I could have gone even more in depth 😉 Do you think that is would be a good idea if we could get everyone to participate? Because I love the idea!